Developer: Urs Gort
Price: $3.99
Version Reviewed: 2.0
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5

iPhone Integration Rating: ★★★★☆
User Interface Rating: ★★★★☆
Re-use Value Rating: ★★★½☆

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

Appoint isn’t the most visually attractive of apps but that doesn’t stop it being a handy tool for those trying to organize their lives.

Crucially, Appoint is pretty snappy to use. While it doesn’t use a natural language recognition algorithm, beloved of other calendar apps, it does attempt to suggest what its users want to add. Start typing in ‘hospital appointment’ for instance, and Appoint is all too happy to speed things up and auto fill the information.

appoint5appoint4Appoint dispenses with the need to remember fancy gestures too, with short taps, long taps, and swipes dictating everything. Entering an appointment is simple enough with the option to add as much or as little detail as one wants. Recurring appointments can also be organized at a touch of one option. Alongside that, Locations and contacts can be linked into an appointment, simplifying the organization process.

Viewing the information is similarly straightforward with the option to look at each day, week, month, or appointments in a list. While some weeks are going to look intimidating, I found the grid style structure of the weekly layout particularly useful for spotting gaps in one’s schedule. Everything entered can easily be synched with iCloud and Google for added convenience too.

The only real issue with Appoint is its price. At $3.99, it’s a little pricier than other apps of this ilk and with the stock app improving in quality since iOS 7 it might prove too expensive for some. It’s certainly a useful app, but as is often the way with productivity tools a lot of its longevity is going to come down to how one’s workflow is best organized. As someone who prefers simplicity and a straight-forward interface, Appoint has it covered, but those looking for a more visual spectacle will want to look elsewhere.

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